Firm spouts maple success

Leader Evaporator taking season-extender to Canada

Elaine Ezerins

By Elaine Ezerins

Staff Writer

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SWANTON – A local manufacturer of maple syrup equipment has obtained the Canadian patent for a production spout that lengthens the maple-sugaring season, increasing annual sap yield.

Since Leader Evaporator Co., Inc. was issued the U.S. patent in 2013, the company’s production amount has exceeded their expectations, said Bradley Gillilan, the president of Leader Evaporator.

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